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Between Books aka Wallowing in Author Limbo

Latest novel published – sigh of relief.

Holiday in Mexico – brain reduced to mush in the heat.

Back home – routines restored.

Time to think of starting a new book, ie procrastinate. 223 more words


EU expert team in Mopti and Segou

The Council has adopted a decision authorising a stabilisation action in the central regions of Mali, in the Mopti and Segou governorates. In response to the invitation from the Malian authorities, the European Union will deploy a team of experts to support Malian national plans and policies, in order to counter the growing insecurity and to re-establish and expand the civilian administration in these regions. 343 more words


Memories of Africa and its music

Memories of West Africa came flooding back yesterday as I listened to a local radio program introducing and playing the music of Songhoy Blues, a young and talented Tuareg band from northern Mali. 255 more words


Nigeria set to export cars to Mali

Innoson Motors, the Nigerian motor manufacturing company, is set to start exportation of cars. 223 more words


Raising the Parting Glass (Again)

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when contracts come to an end, when people look to new opportunities in new locations, to taking vacations and going on adventures here, there, and every where. 515 more words

Thoughts On Mali

Forward towards Sahel G5 joint force!

Luxembourg, 19.06.2017. Today, the Council adopted conclusions on Mali and the Sahel recalling its strong integrated approach towards achieving stabilisation of the region. This approach includes full range of relevant instruments in the field of diplomacy, long-term development cooperation, support to human rights, stabilisation efforts, resilience building, humanitarian assistance, migration management and security, including CSDP missions. 182 more words